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CRAFTSMAN 917.377150 Owner's Manual Page 7

60 horsepower 22 rear discharge power propelled.
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The operation of any lawn
mower can result in foreign
objects thrown into the eyes,
which can result in severe eye damage.
Always wear safety glasses or eye shields
while operating your lawn mower or
performing any adjustments or repairs.
We recommend a wide vision safety mask
over spectacles or standard safety
glasses,
HOW'tO USEYOUR LAWN MOWER
ENGINE SPEED
The engine speed is controlled by a
throttle located on the side of the upper
handle.
Fast position is for starting,
normal cutting, trimming and better grass
bagging.
Slow position is for light cutting,
trimming and fuel econo_my.
Slow
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Plate Tab
Lower Wheels for High Cutr,.._L_.._
Raise Wheels for Low Cut
TO ATTACH
GRASS CATCHER
• Lift the rear door of the lawn mower
and place the grass catcher frame
hooks onto the door pivot pins.
• The grass catcher is secured to the
lawn mower housing when the rear
door is lowered onto the grass catcher
frame.
_CAUTION:
Do not run your lawn
mower without clipping deflector or
approved grass catcher in place.
Never
attempt to operate the lawn mower with
the rear door removed or propped open.
G rass
catcher
handle
ENGINE ZONE CONTROL
ACAUTION:
Federal regulations
require
an engine control to be installed on this
lawn mower in order to minimize the risk
of blade contact injury. Do not under any
circumstances
attempt
to defeat the
function of the operator control. The blade
turns when the engine is running.
• Your lawn mower is equipped with an
operator presence control bar which
requires the operator to be positioned
behind the lawn mower handle to start and
operate the lawn mower.
TO ADJUST CuI"rlNG HEIGHT
• Raise wheels for low cut and lower wheels
forh cut.
• Adjust cutting height to suit your require-
merits. Medium position is best for most
lawns.
• To change cutting height, squeeze adjuster
laver toward wheel
Move wheel up or
down to suit your requirements. Be sure all
wheels are in the same setting.
NOTE: Adjuster is propedy positioned
when plate tab inserts into hole in lever.
Also, 9-position adjusters
(if so equipped)
allow lever to be positioned between the
plate tabs.
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Pivot
pins
Catcher
frame hook
TO EMPTY GRASS CATCHER
• Lift up on grass catcher using the frame
handle.
• Remove grass catcher with clippings
from under lawn mower handle.
• Empty clippings from bag using both
frame handle and bag handle,
NOTE:
Do not drag the bag when
emptying;
it will cause unnecessary
wear.
Grass
frame
Bag
handle
handle

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